Create a Parenting Plan
The Parenting Plan is a document that details the agreements the parents reached on how they will care for their child/ren.
Before entering negotiations with the other parent, each parent must determine what parenting arrangements will be in their child/ren’s best interest. Marie José helps parents develop parenting plans as proposals to each other, to the court or as the result of a mediated cooperative effort.
When parents communicate without hostility, a parenting plan may include general guidelines that leave room for accommodations to the changing needs of the child/ren and the households.
When parents have difficulty communicating with each other and experience repetitive conflicts, a parenting plan must clearly define (with specific details) each parent’s responsibility to the child/ren and to the other parent during their parenting time and during transition of the child/ren from one parent to the other.
When parenting by one or both parents is affected by issues such as alcohol/chemical dependency, power imbalance, domestic abuse, jail time, a parenting plan will include specific measures to insure a safe access for the child to each parent.
Ways to prepare a Parenting Plan with me:
- One parent prepares a parenting plan to present to the other parent either personally, through the attorney, the mediator, to an evaluator at a SENE (Social Early Neutral Evaluation) or directly to the court when self-represented
- Both parents participate in the preparation of the Parenting Plan in a meeting they attend together
- Both parents participate in the creation of a parenting plan during separate consults with Marie-Jose and without ever meeting together
Parents or their legal representatives file the parenting plan with the Court when required.
To schedule a coaching session, please email me at email@example.com
Selected co-parenting plan guidelines:
Child-Focused-Parenting-Time-Guide by the Minnesota State Court Administrator’s Advisory Committee on Child-Focused Parenting Time, 2019